Monday, December 5, 2011

Clinical Research Oriented Workshop (CROW) Meeting: December 1, 2011

Present: Kairn Kelley, Ben Littenberg, Connie van Eeghen

1. Start Up: Connie has done some new learning about homelessness in Burlington. After a brief case history, we redirected ourselves to planned (rather than spontaneous) research.

2. Connie: Shared an overly long re-draft of an R03 grant application to develop and implement a “toolkit” for integration of behavioral health in primary care office practices. The group shared three kinds of feedback:

a. Language: rewrite in short, declarative sentences with little/no jargon using well structure paragraphs.

b. Logical relationships: re-evaluate the reason why each sentence is in the document. Some are just “extras” and don’t reflect the purpose of the heading.

c. Intent: it was not clear to everyone what the purpose of the study was. Develop a clearer message along with a more process-based table of study steps:

i. Previous site evaluates draft tool kit

ii. Review and revise tool kit

iii. First implementation

iv. First site evaluation:

1. By participants (Aim 1)

2. By EHR (Aim 2)

v. Review and revise again

vi. Second implementation

vii. Second site evaluation:

1. By participants (Aim 1)

2. By EHR (Aim 2)

viii. Final review and revision

d. Connie will have a new draft soon… stay tuned. And a big thank you to all!

3. Next Workshop Meeting(s): Thursday, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., at Given Courtyard Level 4

a. Dec 8: Connie – case study data; outline for paper (no Ben)

b. Dec 15: Rodger (no Ben)

c. Dec 22: (no Amanda, Kairn)

d. Dec 29: UVM closed

e. Jan 5: Kairn – update; check for spring schedule for CROW meetings

f. Future agenda to consider:

i. Ben: budgeting exercise for grant applications

ii. Rodger: Mixed methods article; article on Behavior’s Influence on Medical Conditions (unpublished); drug company funding

iii. Amanda: presentation and interpretation of data in articles

iv. Future: Review of different types of journal articles (lit review, case study, original article, letter to editor…), when each is appropriate, tips on planning/writing (Abby)

Recorder: C. van Eeghen

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